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February 2017

CFS Speaker Series: Professor Rosie Thomas (University of Westminster) on ‘Indian Cinema’s Islamicate Fantasies’

February 28 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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Professor Rosie Thomas (University of Westminster) Indian Cinema’s Islamicate Fantasies: nationalism and the B-circuit ‘magic and fighting’ film, 1900-1960   About the paper: Eschewing the conventional focus on Indian cinema’s socials and mythologicals, this lecture will explore the ‘magic and fighting films’—the fantasy and stunt genres—of the B- and C-circuits in the decades before and immediately after India’s independence. Drawing on archival traces—from film fragments, shooting scripts and newspaper advertisements, to memoirs, posters and publicity stills—the lecture will argue that…

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